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Chapter: 12 - Power of the court to order a protective arrangement.

3b:12-1: Power of the court to order a protective arrangement.

3b:12-2: Matters within a protective arrangement.

3b:12-3: Factors to be considered before approving a protective arrangement.

3b:12-4: Appointment of special guardian.

3b:12-5: Right of alleged incapacitated person to trial on issue of incapacity.

3b:12-6: Circumstances under which money may be paid or personal property delivered.

3b:12-7: When payment of money or delivery of property prohibited

3b:12-8: Application of money and property; reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses

3b:12-9: Preservation of excess sums; payment and delivery to minor upon attaining 18 years of age

3b:12-10: Persons paying money or delivering property not liable for application

3b:12-11: Affidavit of receipt; contents; filing.

3b:12-12: Jurisdiction of surrogate to appoint guardians for minors

3b:12-13: Power to designate testamentary guardian.

3b:12-14: Consent of surviving parent; formal requisites

3b:12-15: Appointment of testamentary guardian by surviving parent.

3b:12-16: Bond of testamentary guardian.

3b:12-17: Determination into fitness of a testamentary guardian of a minor's person

3b:12-18: Effect of a testamentary appointment

3b:12-19: Guardian for property of nonresident minor

3b:12-20: Special guardian for consent to enlist; bond; fees

3b:12-21: Persons entitled to appointment

3b:12-22: Appointment when heirs are nonresidents

3b:12-23: Guardian for child of absconding or absent parent

3b:12-24: Issue of incapacity triable without jury unless jury is demanded.

3b:12-24.1: Determination by the court of need for guardianship services, specific services.

3b:12-25: Appointment of guardian.

3b:12-26: Action against incapacitated person when guardian newly appointed; leave of court required.

3b:12-27: Distribution of property of an incapacitated person as intestate property.

3b:12-28: Return to competency; restoration of estate.

3b:12-30: Appointment of guardian of adult by parents or spouse or domestic partner; judgment confirming appointment.

3b:12-31: Consent by surviving parent to guardian's appointment.

3b:12-32: Temporary appointment of guardian if person not adjudicated an incapacitated person.

3b:12-33: Bond of testamentary guardian.

3b:12-34: Determination into fitness of a testamentary guardian of the person of an incapacitated person.

3b:12-35: Effect of a testamentary appointment.

3b:12-36: Authority of court with respect to ward's person and estate.

3b:12-37: Letters of guardianship to state any limitations at the time of appointment or later.

3b:12-38: Title to ward's property vested in guardian as trustee.

3b:12-39: Delegation of parent's or guardian's powers regarding ward's care, custody or property; limitations.

3b:12-40: Duty of guardian of ward's person to account to guardian of his estate

3b:12-41: Guardian of ward's person entitled to reimbursement for expenses; payments to third persons.

3b:12-42: Reporting condition of ward's person and property to court.

3b:12-43: Expenditures to be made by guardian out of ward's estate.

3b:12-44: Recommendations to be considered by guardian of ward's estate in making expenditures.

3b:12-45: Other factors to be considered by guardian of ward's estate in making expenditures.

3b:12-46: Persons for whose benefit expenditures may be made by guardian of ward's estate.

3b:12-47: Persons to whom funds may be paid.

3b:12-48: Powers conferred upon a guardian.

3b:12-49: Powers conferred upon the court.

3b:12-50: Additional powers which may be exercised by the court

3b:12-51: Powers and responsibilities of a guardian of the person of a minor generally

3b:12-52: Powers and duties of a guardian of the person of a minor

3b:12-53: Powers and duties of a guardian of the estate of an unmarried minor as guardian of the minor's person

3b:12-54: Duty of guardian to deliver property when minor attains 18 years of age.

3b:12-54.1: Trusts for certain beneficiaries providing deferred distribution of funds.

3b:12-55: When authority and responsibility of guardian terminate

3b:12-56: Powers, rights and duties of a guardian of the person of a ward generally.

3b:12-57: Powers and duties of a guardian of the person of a ward.

3b:12-58: Gifts to charities and other objects.

3b:12-59: Purchase of real property for use of an incapacitated person and his dependents.

3b:12-60: Guardian's duty with respect to will of deceased incapacitated person.

3b:12-61: Power of guardian to act as personal representative of the estate of a deceased incapacitated person.

3b:12-62: Factors to be considered by the court or guardian in exercising certain powers

3b:12-63: Guardian's final account and delivery of property upon termination of guardianship.

3b:12-64: When authority and responsibility of guardian terminate.

3b:12-65: Vacancy in guardianship

3b:12-66: Filling vacancy in guardianship.

3b:12-66.1: Removal from New Jersey after appointment of guardian.

3b:12-66.2: Transfer into New Jersey of guardianship established in another state.

3b:12-67: Short title

3b:12-68: Findings, declarations

3b:12-69: Definitions.

3b:12-70: Jurisdiction

3b:12-71: Applicability

3b:12-72: Appointment of standby guardian by court

3b:12-73: Immediate assumption of duties of appointed standby guardian; revocation in writing

3b:12-74: Designation of standby guardian by parent

3b:12-75: Immediate assumption of duties of designated standby guardian; revocation

3b:12-76: Petition for judicial appointment of designated standby guardian

3b:12-77: Notice of petition to child

3b:12-78: Filing, delivery of appointment, designation